Vela fan de Groenbank – (Jasper 366 x Teunis 332) 16hh Mare (2006 to 2017)

Sired by Jasper 366, first daughter of Femma L (Stb Model) sadly passed away late in 2017. She was awarded a 2nd Premie as a foal at the UK 2006 inspections and entered the studbook with a 3rd Premie in 2010.  Vela was a beautiful, strong mare with a super willing temperament and desire to learn. Born in Cartmel she benefitted from being brought up on our farm and displayed the amazing gentle and kind nature the Friesian is renowned for. We backed Vela to ride in the Autumn of 2009 and she quickly learnt to drive the following Spring.  After a couple of months of schooling we threw her in the deep end with her first competition, BD affiliated Prelim at Myerscough where she scored a very creditable 67.39%.  She followed this up with a succession of wins at Myerscough with scores of 74.16% and 79.58%.

Vela was an extremely kind natured mare who would always stand back in a field of mares so she didn't get pulled into any confrontation!  It’s was a different matter if she went out with any of the boys who she kept well and truly in their place!

In the last few years Vela was in her prime. Not only did she drive many brides to their weddings, she took part in wedding dress photoshoots and was happy to have inexperienced people sit on her. This was vital when she took part in some filming for 'Macbeth' when she was ridden by leading actor Cosmo Jarvis who, by his own admission, was not a rider yet managed to move Vela to where she needed to be! Many of our visitors were able to enjoy Vela out hacking but she was in her element out on the Sands at Bardsea beach and would often give her aunty Renske a run for her money during a good gallop.

 

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